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"Rich History, Bright Future"

Culture and Arts

Kelly C. Ruffel, Director
Cultural & Historic Affairs
199 Totowa Road, Wayne, NJ
973-706-6640
kellyr@passaiccountynj.org

Art in the Park

Art in the Park is an annual two-day festival sponsored by the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders. The free festival includes fine artists, crafters, musicians, food vendors, and more.

The 2018 Art in the Park Festival will be held on September 29th and 30th, 2018 in Rifle Camp Park.  For more information, please call the Department of Cultural & Historic Affairs at 973-706-6640.

To register as a vendor for this event, please click here https://goo.gl/forms/neQU2bWryt0Ua9Ex2.


Night at the Mansion

Dey Mansion Museum
199Totowa Rd
Wayne, NJ 07470

The Night at the Mansion is a summer open house event series at the Dey Mansion Museum featuring live music, performances and family-friendly movies on the lawn.  Bring your picnic blankets and lawn chairs! The event and museum access is free to the public. Food and drinks are available for purchase. For more information, please visit the events page at www.deymansion.org

7:00-9:00 pm

July 12 –       A live performance of Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well

July 19-         Music by Junkanoo and the movie Wonder Woman

August 2-      Music by Young Legs and the movie  Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom

August 9-      Enjoy the music of Moonshine Creek Blue Grass Band

August 23-    Enjoy the music of The Adventure Soundtrack


Art Walks

The County of Passaic hosts a series of Art Walks in some of our downtown areas. An Art Walk is a one-day event that supports local community and economic development through the engagement of local artists, galleries, small business, students, and families. Art of all types is displayed in storefronts of local businesses and restaurants, and throughout the downtowns of Passaic County.  We hope to bring a diverse assortment of artwork to represent our diverse communities. These are excellent opportunities for local artists to exhibit and sell work, while bringing awareness to local business districts. For more information, please call the Department of Cultural & Historic Affairs at 973-706-6640.


Craft Saturdays at the Dey Mansion Museum

Join us for Craft Saturdays, our summer-long outdoor craft series for families and kids of all ages hosted at the Dey Mansion Museum. This year we will make projects influenced by nature, including sun catchers, percussion sticks and clay forest creatures.  Admission is $3 per child and includes craft materials and admittance to the Dey Mansion. RSVP are suggested. For more information and to RSVP, please call the Department of Cultural & Historic Affairs 973-706-6640.

Dey Mansion Museum
199 Totowa Rd
Wayne, NJ 07470

10:00 am-12:00 pm

June 23 -Foil fish

June 30 -Sun Catchers

July 7- Percussion Sticks

July 14- Sun Prints

July 28- Mandalas

August 4-Clay Forest Creatures

August 11- Birdfeeders 


Passaic County Teen Arts Festival

The first Passaic County Teen Arts Festival is scheduled for March 12, 2019 at William Paterson University. Save the date! More details coming soon. For more information, please call the Department of Cultural & Historic Affairs at 973-706-6640.


Moving Murals

A new program sponsored by the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders which brings temporary mural installations to be displayed in Passaic County parks. Each panel is painted collaboratively by the community at County events. The panels are designed to represent important landmarks and historic buildings and to be displayed as an ongoing exhibition throughout our green spaces. To sponsor or propose a mural, please call the Department of Cultural & Historic Affairs at 973-706-6640


 Movies in the Park

The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Friends of Passaic County Parks present a free outdoor summer Movies in the Park series. Please bring your own blankets and chairs and join us for some of our favorite flicks! Movies begin at dusk. For more information, please call the Department of Cultural & Historic Affairs at 973-706-6640.

July 19- Wonder Woman at the Dey Mansion

July 28- Ghostbusters at Goffle Brook Park

August 2- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom at the Dey Mansion

September 8- Tin Cup at the Preakness Valley Golf Course


Summer Concert Series

The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Friends of Passaic County Parks present a free outdoor summer concert series. Please bring your own blankets and chairs and join us for some live music! For more information, please call 973-706-6640 or email Sineadm@passaiccountynj.org.

June 27- Silk City Band at Rifle Camp Park

July 11- MPack at Goffle Brook Park

July 25- Swingman & the Misfit Mutts at Rifle Camp Park